Office of the Public Guardian
General Visitors – Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian
OPGGeneral19 HC: Home Counties covering OX, SG, AL, LU postcode areas.
OPGGeneral19 S/SE: South Coast / South East covering SO, PO, BN, CT, ME, TN postcode areas.
OPGGeneral19 S/SW: South Coast / South West covering TR, PL, TQ, EX, TA, DT, BH, SP, BA postcode areas.
OPGGeneral19 EM: East Midlands covering DE, NG, LE, LN, PE postcode areas.
Successful candidates must be available to cover at least one of the above postcode areas.
Fees range from £128 - £184 per visit and report prepared.
Who we are
OPG supervises deputies who are appointed by the Court of Protection (CoP) to manage the financial / health and welfare affairs of people who are unable to make decisions due to mental incapacity. We also register enduring and lasting powers of attorney (EPA/LPA) and can investigate the conduct of attorneys and deputies where necessary.
You will visit our clients and those acting for them, and report to the Public Guardian or CoP on the clients’ needs, wishes and best interests and on how the deputy or attorney is managing their affairs. You will assess the client’s capacity to make certain decisions and be expected to consult with agencies like Social Services, residential or nursing care home managers, to provide accurate written reports to deadline and in line with agreed targets and standards. You will be self-employed and responsible for paying your own tax, national insurance and having professional and public liability insurance. This position may be combined with other work commitments, paid or unpaid.
We are seeking self-motivated individuals who can demonstrate their professional knowledge, experience or qualifications in areas related to social care, health, finance or law, to work as a general visitor. You will have an excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and be willing to travel extensively within your region. This is a statutory appointment under Section 61 of the Act.
How to apply
Please visit the Cabinet Office website: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ for further details and to download an application form. Your completed application form should be sent by noon on Monday 24th June 2019 to email@example.com or by post to Visits Office, Office of the Public Guardian, P.O. Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH.
You can request more information by post or by calling 0121 631 6916. Candidates who meet the sift criteria will be contacted for an interview to be arranged in London, Bristol or Nottingham. (depending on the region applied for). Interviews are expected to take place in late July / early August 2019.
This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.
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